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Thursday, July 31, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Lundberg Legislative Report

February 20, 2011 Topics: 1. Changes to the Initiative Process 2. Balancing the Budget with Cash Funds 3. My Bills 1. In second reading on Friday, the 18th, SCR-001 was considered. This bill ratchets up the voting majority requirement for constitutional changes. Currently it takes a majority (50%) to approve any constitutional change. This measure would increase it to 60%, except for repealing any amendment approved prior to 2013. Those measures could be repealed, in ... Full Story

Bipartisan bill would give Colorado voters the chance

Democrats and Republicans come together to end “ballot initiative warfare” DENVER, Feb 14, 2011— Today, a bipartisan concurrent resolution to allow Colorado voters to reform the Colorado Constitutional initiative process passed out of the State Affairs Committee. The resolution is sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) and Senator Nancy Spence (R-Centennial). If passed by the legislature, the resolution will go to Colorado voters for approval. President ... Full Story

Rep. Gardner supports regulatory oversight

Rep. Gardner supports regulatory oversight

Transcript of Rep. Gardner’s Remarks: Mr. Speaker I rise today in support of House Resolution 72 and of Congress’s new emphasis on oversight. Over the past few years, federal agencies have promulgated a litany of rules and regulations with little regard for their impact on American businesses, jobs and everyday American workers.  Last week I meet with a business in my district that employs nearly 1,000 people.  They expressed their concern that the onslaught of rules and ... Full Story

Senate Passes Responsible Budget Balancing Measures

Budget measures support Coloradans’ priorities and protect important programs DENVER— February 11: Today, the Senate passed a series of bills to balance the current fiscal year budget for the state of Colorado. Since the most recent revenue forecasts, the Joint Budget Committee has worked to prepare the bills, known as “negative supplementals,” in order to adjust the state budget to account for diminished state revenue. Currently, the state is facing a budget shortfall of $342 ... Full Story

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove Protections on Food, Toys, and Drinking Water

Every American remembers the headlines and news stories about contaminated food, children’s toys from China with lead in them, and dirty drinking water. A parents’ worst nightmare is for their own children to get sick from something we gave them, when it was preventable. Unfortunately, Representative Cory Gardner today voted to make it easier for that nightmare scenario to become a reality. Gardner opposed commonsense protections to ensure the safety of America’s food, drinking ... Full Story

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration

Coffman: Time to End Military Draft Registration (WASHINGTON) – United States Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today announced his proposal to abolish the United States Selective Service System and end the requirement for young men to register for the draft.  Current law stipulates that all male U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. “The time has come to end the registration requirement ... Full Story

Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp’s Statement on

Today Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp issued the following statement on the appointment of Ellen Golombek as Executive Director of Department of Labor and Employment. “Governor-elect Hickenlooper’s appointment to the Department of Labor may certainly take some of the air out of the bipartisan atmosphere he has promised to promote as Governor. His selection of a noted progressive activist and union boss in Ms. Golombek, certainly will raise plenty of eyebrows in Colorado’s business ... Full Story

Hickenlooper names more directors

Over the past week, Governor-elect John Hickenlooper announced several appointments. Reeves Brown will be Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs. Brown is now Executive Director of CLUB 20, a non-profit political advocacy organization representing the interests of the 22-county Western Colorado region. He will use his working relationships with local governments and his experience in collaborative decision-making to assist local governments across Colorado deliver ... Full Story

Hickenlooper names three directors

Sue Birch named Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing DENVER ­— Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 — Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper announced today Sue Birch will be Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Birch is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Steamboat Springs. She also helped start Club 20’s Health Care task force, which focused on Western Slope health care ... Full Story

Nikkel to Serve on Redistricting Committee

Rep. Nikkel Takes Leadership Role on Congressional Redistricting House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, today announced that he will be appointing Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, to serve on a special committee tasked with overseeing the congressional redistricting process during the 2011 Legislative Session. “B.J. has a demonstrated ability to build consensus and tackle tough issues,” McNulty said. “These traits will make her a strong and fair voice in the ... Full Story

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